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Poster: Bri-Elma-NY Date: Aug 25, 2018 11:53am
Forum: faqs Subject: Thank you thank you thank you! (+!!!!!)

Again, a thousand thanks for the reply.

Some of what you said above (well, OK, a LOT of it) is over my head. I'm just a guy who has some old documents who wants to share them with the world. Mainly I deal with medical issues day-to-day, so this document stuff is only a part-time part-time past-time. I very-occasional write some articles for the local steam-show newsletter, but that's another very-seldom-time past-time.

I tried the post-PDF compression after creating a PDF using the original 400-dpi scans, and sure enough you can't read the text (i.e., it's too compressed). It'd be nice if they offered different compression levels at SmallPDF.com.

I believe you may've hit the head on the nail with the concept of lightening up of the pages. I usually do that on my other documents, but these pages were scanned off-site, and the folks there tweaked the pages post-scan.

So, I lazily left the JPGs alone because I'd been asked repeatedly for this document in more-legible form, so I was shooting for expeditiousness (gee, whut a surprize, I initiallly spelted that werd wrongedly). For the record, the original scans were 400-dpi TIFFs, which I converted using Picasa. Now I can't find the original TIFFs, not that that'd help.

I'll keep trying. Again, thank you for the much-detailed reply.

/Bri in Elma NY USA

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Poster: StarbriteScanz Date: Aug 25, 2018 4:04pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: Thank you thank you thank you! (+!!!!!)

I'll keep this one short. If you don't want to continue trying with this then I've created a new PDF of this publication and put it on a 30day hosting site for you to do with what you want. The URL for it is https://ufile.io/js2gp. The PDF is 83MB but it's the same dimensions as the original, 300dpi and the image quality is a lot better. There are likely a few spelling errors due to the OCR but the whole thing is fully searchable. I think it was said that if you upload it here the included text layer (which BTW is just the OCR'ed text which can either be invisible i.e. "below" the page or visible and overwrites the original page) means it won't be re-processed. Hope this helps you out.

SB

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Poster: Bri-Elma-NY Date: Aug 25, 2018 4:52pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: Thank you thank you thank you! (+!!!!!)

I've attached a screen shot of what I'm attempting. Maybe it'll work.

I tried uploading your PDF to replace the PDF WITH TEXT file.

/Bri...

Attachment: Uploading_the_new_1888_file_screen_shot.JPG

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Poster: StarbriteScanz Date: Aug 25, 2018 6:25pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: Thank you thank you thank you! (+!!!!!)

I don't think it will let you add your own OCR'ed file, not according to this - https://archive.org/about/faqs.php#1165

The best you can probably achieve is to replace the main PDF file and hope that since it already contains a text layer a new derive won't produce a second OCR'ed file. I think that's what was said by a mod earlier in this Thread?

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Poster: Bri-Elma-NY Date: Aug 25, 2018 10:31pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: Thank you thank you thank you! (+!!!!!)

If I may mail you a free t-shirt (which advertises my website) as a very-small thanks for the work you performed so kindly, please send shirt size and mailing address to my webmaster email address.

/Bri in Elma NY USA
>webmaster of www.BuffaloPitts.com

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Poster: Bri-Elma-NY Date: Aug 25, 2018 7:23pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: Thank you thank you thank you! (+!!!!!)

Uh, I believe the replacement "took." Check it out. PDF-page 04 is rotated (as in the file you provided), and the text is highlightable (is that even a word?). Link is below.

https://ia801508.us.archive.org/14/items/1888BuffaloNYIndustrialFairPaper/1888%20Buffalo%20NY%20Industrial%20Fair%20Paper_text.pdf

A wise man once said: "Never tell a stupid person he can't do something because he'll somehow, someway, and quite ineptly, make it happen, often with little effort or issue."

But, will it stay that way? Inquiring nerds want to know.

Again, a thousand thanks.

/Bri in Elma NY USA

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Poster: Bri-Elma-NY Date: Aug 25, 2018 4:34pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: Thank you thank you thank you! (+!!!!!)

Thank you, but I believe my 30 days are already up... "file not found -- 404." I'm sorry to be a pest.

/Bri...

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Poster: Bri-Elma-NY Date: Aug 25, 2018 4:37pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: Thank you thank you thank you! (+!!!!!)

Nevermind... I copy & pasted the text, and took out the period. It seems to be working... to wit: "slow download for free yada yada."

Bri...